Marlborough Tramping Club

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  Visitors are most welcome to join us on any of the trips listed below.     Just contact the designated leader a few days before to book in. 



A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 

  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park
    3.      To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY  
  3.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  4. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  5. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  6. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  7. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  8. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  9. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  10.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  11.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

                                                                                              (vertical mtrs ascended)                                                     (Hours walking)            

Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
Fitness Essential                                                                                       Heaps!                                                                     Heaps!


Sun 4 No tramp: Any offers?

Wed 7 Devil’s Creek / Doom Creek BQ 27 Easy+ Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7.30am $10

Sun 11 Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay BQ 28 Easy+ Jane Minto 578 7441 7am $12

Wed 14 Wairau Lagoons Walkway: Bird watching and the Waverley BR 29 Easy Mary Jobberns 572 8762 9am $5

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Lake Christabel: (Near Springs Junction) Camping BT 22 Mod

George Arnesen 572 8736 Phone George for details

Wed 21 Mt Robertson from White’s Bay BQ 29 Mod Gordon Stone 027 443 2236 7.30am $6

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Silverstream Hut - Branch River Bike and walk BR 25 Mod

Kerry Millard 578 8836 Phone Kerry for details

Sun 25- Thu 29 St James Walkway BT 24 / BT 23 Mod George Arnesen 572 8736 Phone George for details


Fri 30 –Mon 2 Easter Weekend:

No tramp: Any offers?

Wed 4 Private Property Ure Valley (Easier option to back hut) BS 28 Mod

Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 7.00am $15

Sun 8 Monkey Bay: Rock Climbing for beginners. All welcome! BQ 29 Easy Murray Chapman 572 4812

Details later $6

Wed 11 Destination undecided Steph Blackmore 578 6559

Fri 13 -Sun 15 Tarahaka: 2283m (Clarence area) BT 27 / BT 28 FE Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 Phone Bill for details

Wed 18 Kaiuma to Nydia Bay BQ 28 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $20

Sun 22 Maungatapu Saddle to Dew Lakes BQ 26 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $20

Wed 25 ANZAC Bushline Hut / Pinchgut track circuit BS 24 Easy+ Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7am $20

Sat 28 -Sun 29 Cupola Hut  Moderate / Mt Cupola Fitness Essential  Cost $20      Murray Chapman 572 4812


Wed 2 Awatere Mouth to Vernon Bluffs: beach walk BR 28 Easy Jane Minto 578 7441 8am $8

Friday 4th May   Photo Competition and Social night at Blenheim School Hall

Sun 6 Parachute Rocks to Powder Valley: Exploration BS25/BR25 Mod+ Helmut Adendorff 579 6498 Details from Helmut $20

Wed 9 Private Property - Kekerengu BS 28 Mod Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7am $17

Sun 13 No tramp: Rock Climbing Course at Monkey Bay  10.30 until 2pm  Phone Murray 5724812

Wed 16 Private Property - Awatere BS 27 Easy+ Jane Minto 578 7441 7.30am $16

Fri 18-Sat 19 -Sun 20 Cupola Hut/ Gunsight Pass/Upper Travers  Murray Chapman 572 4812

Sun 20 ‘Waterforce Tramp the Ned’ (Fairhall School Fundraiser) BR 28 $15 pp entry fee

Easy to Mod options More details later Jane Minto 578 7441 $5

Wed 23 The Snout: Out along beach, back along ridge BQ 29 Easy

Paulette O’Sullivan 021 0277 2241 8.30am $6

Sun 26 Private Property – Awatere BR 28 / BS 28 Mod Jane Minto 578 7441 7am $15

Wed 30 Map and Compass Day Susan King 577 6893 Details later